Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has charged pilgrims from the state to pray fervently for this nation and the state in particular as they move on in their spiritual activities at the holy land in Saudi Arabia.
Amosun stated this yesterday, September 22, when he arrived at Minna to join other millions of pilgrims in preparation for today Arafat activities today as part of activities for 2015 hajj exercise.
The governor who arrived the state camp at exactly (Saudi time) was received amidst pomp and celebration by pilgrims from the state as he moved from tent to tent to greet them.
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Amosun was accompanied round the tent upon arrival by the Olu of Itori, Oba Abdul Fatai Akamo, former Works and Infrastructure Commissioner in the state, Arch.Olamilekan Adegbite, a member of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Idowu Olowofuja (Abeokuta South 1), Comrade Rotimi Rahman (Arugbo), former Chairman Ado Odo/Ota local government and members of the board.
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He expressed satisfaction with the way and manner the state pilgrims have comport themselves since they arrived at the holy land.
The governor, while commenting on the provision and logistics put in place by the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, commended the Dr. Isiaq Yussuf led board members for their improvement in planning and programmes towards the hajj exercise.
This comes just after the governor returned from France as he was among the delegates that followed President Muhammed Buhari to Europe.
According to reports, Governor Amosun embarked on the trip to carry out an official assignment that will beneficial to Ogun state.